Loren Rhoads and her latest book, "199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die."

Credit: Photos provided by Loren Rhoads and Hachette Books

Author, Graveyard Aficionado Asks: 'What's Your Favorite Cemetery?'

November 10, 2017

Maine native and poet Andrea Gibson said, “Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery” — a seemingly strange sentiment to those who view cemeteries only as a place to honor the dead. Loren Rhoads has long found beauty in cemeteries. Her Cemetery Travel blog has captured her cross-country and international visits to cemeteries. Her new book, “199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die,” records these places of peace, tranquility and art as a beautiful guide full of pictures and revealing stories about the famous — and the not-so famous — laid to rest all around the world. "199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die" is our November selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.” 


Interested in more cemetery-related news, stories and photos? 

  • Check out this beautiful photo gallery from Conde Nast Travel of cemeteries from around the world, including Highgate in London, which Loren speaks about in our segment.
  • Heading to Chicago? You may be able to bike around some cemeteries in the Windy City! Check out this story from WBEZ.

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